How to Use Coverstitch Machines - Online Sewing Class | Stitch Sisters

Guide To Coverstitch Machines

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Do you want to know how to use coverstitch machines? They are one of the mysteries of the sewing world. Most of us have heard of them, but are never really sure if we need one or not. After all, it just hems….right? Wrong! A coverstitch machine can be used for so much more than getting a professional finish on your hems – although it does that exceptionally well! Whether you already own a coverstitch, or you are thinking of getting one, this class will tell you everything you need to know to get the most from this useful machine!

In this class, we cover every detail of how to use coverstitch machines. For those considering buying one, we start with an overview of the different types of coverstitch machine on the market and how to decide which one to buy. If you already own one, you can dive straight in with our in-depth look at the coverstitch anatomy and the accessories. We’ll talk you through every button, dial and lever so that you know where everything is and what it does.

We’ll hold your hand as we take you through threading, explaining how the coverstitch works as we go (don’t worry, it is much more simple than you might think!). We’ll show you how to do basic stitching with single, double and triple needles and show you how to stay accurate when “stitching blind”.

We’ll talk you through needle and looper tension, differential feeds, presser foot pressure and how to adjust your settings when sewing with different types of fabrics. We’ll even cover all the different types of threads you can use in your machine to create different effects.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, we’ll show you several different sewing scenarios where your coverstitch can give you some great results. Finally, we’ll show you a couple of optional attachments that you can get for your coverstitch to help with accurate hemming and attaching bias binding.

Here’s a little preview…


What you will get in this class

26 video lessons totalling 2 hours 15 minutes which you can access online via your own personal login as many times as you like.  The videos will be available on our website whenever you need them.

Step-by-step instructions at every stage by The Stitch Sisters. You can leave comments on the class and ask questions at any time.  


What people have said about this class

I’d already gotten two books on coverstitch machines and watched two classes on Craftsy/Bluprint when I bought this class and started watching. I’m only in the early videos still— I’ve just watched the one on the chainstitch— and I just have to say this is the clearest and most thorough set of explanations on coverstitch machines I’ve seen. THANK YOU!

This class is well worth paying for, truly excellent. You have taken away the fear, what brilliant tutors you are.

Thanks for a very nice course. Now I feel much more ready for beautiful projects. Although I am a Danish in Denmark you are both easy to understand and I am so glad I found your website. The price for the course is very reasonable.

So much FUN Rachel & Nikki! I love how you teach your classes. Those small segments are like “sewing candy”. You keep coming back for more “bites”. At the end of the course, you’re “full” of new ideas and confident with your new machine. I’ve worked with Coverstitch Machines for years and still managed to learn a new trick. 

Thank you so much for this course Nikki and Rachel – it’s going to be invaluable and will be referred to loads. I’ve had my coverstitch machine (this very Janome model) for a few years and will now actually take it properly out of the box! The content of the course is very clear and the sectioned format makes it easy to digest and follow along, but also easy to refer back to particular segments when needed. I now feel quite confident that, not only will I be comfortable using my machine for general hemming and such, but I’ll also be able to make considered choices about other stitch options and select decorative details to personalise my items. I don’t even feel intimidated by the attachments that you demonstrated! This course of yours was well worth the money, in my opinion. I’m now going to check out your other courses because I so like your teaching style :))


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We really hope our classes will make you happy! If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the class after you have purchased it, please get in touch with full details of your issue within 14 days of payment. If your complaint is valid we will be happy to issue you a refund.

You do not need to follow along with your own coverstitch machine in this class, however if you already own one and would like to follow along, these tools and materials will help:

★ Your coverstitch machine with accessories kit and manual (we are using the Janome 2000CPX but you can follow along with any machine)

★ A notebook and pen or pencil

★ Four threads (or cones) - we used 3 white threads for the needles and 1 black thread for the looper

★ Scrap fabrics for testing and practice

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